by Ian Marshall, Editor
In the final, it was the Chinese Taipei combination of Cheng Pu-Syuan and Tsai Pei-Rung that was put to the sword.
Chen Yi gave her team the perfect start by beating Tsai Pei-Rung (9-11, 11-5, 11-3, 4-11, 11-4), before Yang Yiyun accounted for Cheng Pu-Syuan (11-5, 11-5, 11-5) to increase the advantage. Matters concluded with Li Yuqi joining forces with Chen Yi to secure the doubles (11-9, 11-7, 11-7).
“Our team’s victory was a confident performance but we cannot rest; our aim is to win tomorrow as well.” Chen Yi
Impressive in the final, a direct entry to the semi-finals, it had been the same in the penultimate round; no charity had been spared when facing Egypt’s Farida Badawy and Hend Fathy.
A trouble free journey for Chen Yi, Li Yuqi and Yang Yiyun; for Cheng Pu-Syuan and Tsai Pei-Rung life had proved more demanding.
Following a three-one quarter-final success against Germany’s Annett Kaufman and Naomi Pranjkovic, they needed the full five matches to overcome Japan’s Kazuha Yoshida and Yura Shinoharsa.
Backbone of the success was Cheng Pu-Syuan; in the opening match of the engagement, she beat Kazuha Yoshida (11-8, 11-8, 11-8), before in the fourth contest overcoming Yura Shinoharsa (11-5, 11-9, 11-8). The successes set the scene for Tsai Pei-Rung to be the heroine; she duly obliged, she recovered from a two games to nil deficit to overcome Kazuha Yoshida (9-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6).
Proceedings conclude on Sunday 11th November with the Cadet Boys’ Singles, Cadet Girls’ Singles, Cadet Boys’ Doubles and Cadet Girls’ Doubles events.